Results 1–20 of 71 for brexit speaker:Ben Bradshaw

Preparations for Leaving the EU (8 Oct 2019)

Ben Bradshaw: ...of the South West local enterprise partnership—wrote to the right hon. Gentleman last week telling him that with the wholly inadequate mitigation measures that are already in place, a no-deal Brexit would be as bad for our region as foot and mouth, except that it will go on for a lot longer, will it not? Is the organisation wrong?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: NHS Hospital Projects (1 Oct 2019)

Ben Bradshaw: ...hospital building programme that took place under the last Labour Government. Why on earth should anyone believe a single word this Government say, given that they themselves admit that a no-deal Brexit will damage the economy and the public finances? So there will be less money for hospitals and everything else, will there not?

Leaving the Eu: Preparations (3 Sep 2019)

Ben Bradshaw: ...Brussels to avoid no deal when the rest of Europe flatly denies that and the Prime Minister’s own chief of staff has said that that claim is a deliberate sham to run down the clock to a no-deal Brexit?

Uk Ambassador to Usa: Leaked Emails (8 Jul 2019)

Ben Bradshaw: ...and former Ministers and special advisers in the Foreign Office will be part of the investigation? Given the close relationship between the journalist who received this leak and leading pro-Brexit politicians, what does he think was the motivation behind it?

Interim NHS People Plan (5 Jun 2019)

Ben Bradshaw: ...who is a Conservative peer, and Sir David Behan, the head of Health Education England, told the Health Committee yesterday in absolutely clear terms that both the abolition of nursing bursaries and Brexit are seriously exacerbating the staffing crisis in the NHS. Are they wrong?

EU Parliament Elections: Denial of Votes (4 Jun 2019)

Ben Bradshaw: The Minister said—once again, erroneously—that 80% of voters in the referendum voted for parties that supported a Tory Brexit. He knows that to be completely wrong. What he omitted to say was that the majority of voters who voted in the European elections voted for parties who want another referendum and want to remain in the European Union. The Minister was warned repeatedly about this...

Local Government and Social Care Funding (24 Apr 2019)

Ben Bradshaw: ...debate just about a week before hundreds of local councillors and council candidates from all parties go to the polls across the country. The House recognises that we have been embroiled in the Brexit nightmare for the last few months, as have the Government, but the vital work of local government has continued in the meantime. That includes the vital work of hundreds, if not thousands, of...

European Council (11 Apr 2019)

Ben Bradshaw: ..., and I thank her for that. Does she recognise, in the national interest, that the only way out of this gridlock is to give the decision back to the people: to give them a confirmatory vote on her Brexit deal?

Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions) (1 Apr 2019)

Ben Bradshaw: ...to take this forward without it being ratified in a confirmatory vote by the British public. That is why, whatever happens tonight, I think we are going to have to accept the principle that the Brexit that is now on offer is so different from the Brexit that was offered in 2016 that it would be undemocratic and illegitimate not to give the people a final say on it. I want to say one last...

Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions) (1 Apr 2019)

Ben Bradshaw: Does the hon. and learned Lady agree that nobody in this House except those who positively want a crash-out, no-deal Brexit should have any problems voting for her motion?

Business of the House (28 Mar 2019)

Ben Bradshaw: ...from the political declaration? Does she understand that that will be completely intolerable? It would not only be potentially illegal, but would ask this House to vote for a completely blind Brexit. Does she also understand that she and the Prime Minister could put this House and the country out of our misery by bringing back meaningful vote 3 and making it conditional on a public vote?...

Destitution Domestic Violence Concession (Eligibility): Article 50 Extension (20 Mar 2019)

Ben Bradshaw: ...allow us to do that, Parliament will have to do it for ourselves. My message for those Ministers in the Government whom we are told could not under any circumstances contemplate a crash-out no-deal Brexit, some of whom might be prepared to tolerate a less damaging, softer Brexit, or even a public vote, is that the next few days are their chance finally to stand up and be counted and to do...

Uk’S Withdrawal from the European Union (13 Mar 2019)

Ben Bradshaw: Given what my right hon. and learned Friend said a moment or two ago, which was absolutely right, about the Government’s repeated failure to seek consensus to get us out of this Brexit mess, will he please reaffirm Labour’s firm commitment to our policy of supporting a public vote, with remain being an option on the ballot paper?

Honda in Swindon (19 Feb 2019)

Ben Bradshaw: ...us at a disadvantage when people are making these sorts of decisions? I was encouraged by the replies he gave to my right hon. Friend the Member for Leeds Central (Hilary Benn), who chairs the Brexit Committee, but when will he and other of the more sensible Ministers in the Government, many of whom are flanking him today, act to stop the Prime Minister pursuing this reckless, crash-out...

Business of the House (Today): UK’s Withdrawal from the EU (14 Feb 2019)

Ben Bradshaw: ...and learned Friend’s replies to the hon. Members for Bracknell (Dr Lee) and for Totnes (Dr Wollaston), does he agree that the Government have clearly rejected Labour’s offer of a less damaging Brexit, and that to wait until the end of March to activate our unanimously agreed conference policy in favour of a public vote would be far, far too late?

Leaving the EU (12 Feb 2019)

Ben Bradshaw: With the Prime Minister recklessly running down the clock to a crash-out Brexit, can I say to the responsible members of her Government that if they fail to act soon to prevent such a calamity, history will judge them very, very harshly? But can I also say to my own Front Benchers that now the Government have rejected our offer, if they fail to honour the unanimously agreed policy at our...

Nissan in Sunderland (4 Feb 2019)

Ben Bradshaw: I thank the Secretary of State and his like-minded colleagues for what we read they are trying to do to avert a ruinous no-deal Brexit, as he just described it, but I gently suggest to him that when the moment of truth arrives again in 10 days’ time when the votes come back, they will be judged on their deeds and not just their words. I say to my own Front Benchers that if we have a Whip...

Leaving the EU (21 Jan 2019)

Ben Bradshaw: On the Union, may I suggest that seeking public consent for a Brexit that looks very different from the one sold to the public in 2016 would do far less damage than tearing Scotland and Northern Ireland out of the Union in a botched Brexit against their will? So may I ask the Prime Minister, is her first loyalty to her party or to the country?

Business of the House (Today): No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (16 Jan 2019)

Ben Bradshaw: ...Government, and I know what a transformative power for the better a Labour Government can be. We also desperately need a Labour Government to steer this country through and out of the current Brexit crisis. So I hope we win tonight’s vote and get a chance to change the Government, but we need to be honest with ourselves and the public. If we do secure and win an election, we will still...

Business of the House (Today): No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (16 Jan 2019)

Ben Bradshaw: ...to get anywhere unless that changes. I am extremely doubtful that we have the time or the votes in this House for a renegotiation of the withdrawal agreement along Norway lines, or for any other Brexit alternative, but if people think we do, let us put that to the test in votes next week. If, when all the other options are tested, none can command a majority and Parliament remains...


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